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Qa Lead Resume

Los, AngeleS

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Total 14.5 years of IT work experience performing the Role of Quality Assurance and Business Analyst and Scrum Master In Capital Market,Foreign Exchange and Alternative Investment Platform.
  • Good understanding in Fixed Income, Derivatives(Swap,IRS,CDS,Forward,Future,Options) and its valuation.
  • Good Understanding of SWIFT Message Type and its working.
  • Good experience in third party Vendor tool:Finastra Opics,Finastra FX,Calypso,Bloomberg,Thomson Reuters.
  • Hands on experience in Automation Framework using Selenium and scripting using Java
  • Good experience in Oracle Apps General Ledger Module.
  • Good Experience in Financial Modelling tool - QUANTRIX MODELER.
  • Good experience in working with Business Object reports.
  • Good Database Knowledge. Extensive Use of SQl and PL/SQL in debugging issue and backend Testing.
  • 8+ years of experience in leading QA team, parallel working on multiple applications and meeting strict deadline.
  • 3 Years of experience working as a Business Analyst, Understanding requirement from Users and mapping it into Stories. Helping Business Users in identifying Gaps.
  • Certified Scrum Master(CSM),Professional Scrum Master(PSM) and highly experienced working within Agile and Waterfall environments and in managing cross functional delivery groups.
  • Participated in end user s and the creation of Manual for Business Users.
  • Good experience working and interacting with Foreign Exchange Trader,Front office desk and with Technology team in understanding/gathering requirements.
  • Worked as a Subject Matter Expert,helping Users, Dev and QA team in resolving the business related queries.
  • Involved in creating UAT test scenarios and helping UAT team in completing the testing.
  • Managing multiple projects within a program; these projects could typically be of varying size & complexity & have different phases, timelines.
  • Good experience in leading QA team from multiple vendors.
  • Good experience in setting up QA processes and ensuring team adherence to the process and best Practice.
  • Expert in facilitating and defining the entire Testing Life Cycle and helping QA team in test Planning and Strategy.
  • Proven ability in working with global team and getting the work done. Experienced in working in onsite-offshore model and leading teams across various time-zones
  • Highly experienced in interacting with users from different time-zones and hierarchies and proven track record of user relationship management leading to excellent application support.
  • Well versed and has a wide exposure across various phases of Software testing and development life cycle such as Requirements and Analysis, Design, Testing and Defect Tracking and QA Process Audit.
  • Excellent time management skills, good experience in parallel handling of multiple projects and meeting strict deadline.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction - taking business concept to analysis and potentially lead in QA through, debugging, testing, defect documentation, regression and conclusion.
  • Personal strengths includes disciplined work ethics, persistence, adaptability, effective time management and motivated to learn new learning and technologies

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Programming Languages: JAVA, C, C++, XML, SQL, PL/SQL, VB.

Agile Methodologies: Scrum,Kanban,SAFe

Agile Management Tool: Jira,IBM Rational Team Concert

Automation Test tool: Selenium

Web/XML Technologies: HTML, XML, XPATH.

Third Party Vendor Tool: Calypso,Misys OPICS 4.4 Plus, Misys FX Portal, Thomson Reuters Electronic Trading 2.1, FXALL, Bloomberg

DB Tool: Toad for Oracle,Toad for Sybase.

ERP: Oracle EBS 12.2.4

Reporting Tool: Business Object

Financial Modelling Tool: Quantrix Modeler 5.3.7

Testing Tool: HP ALM 12.0,Selenium

Data Comparison Tool: Synkronizer.

Bug Tracking tool: Jira, Kintana

Continues Integration Tool: Jenkin

Version Control Tool: Github

Operating Systems: Windows

Domain Knowledge: Capital Market, Alternative Investments,Foreign Exchange.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Los Angeles

QA Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings and discussions with development team, front office (FO), back office (BO) teams, Risk management Team, regulatory reporting stakeholders and business teams to gather requirements, conduct review sessions. conduct review sessions using Excel, PowerPoint and come up with overall data analysis and testing strategy keeping Confidential policies, procedures and project timings in mind
  • Responsible for creating Test schedule, Test Strategy, Test plan, Test Execution Statistics, Test Closure Report (TCR), and Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM).
  • Responsible for the project plan, budget, structure, schedule and staffing requirements in investment banking and Markets (IB&M) area, track all details in Jira (Project Management tool).
  • Contributes to the overall project plan, highlighting dependencies with other projects. Handle Project Change Request and handling issues on change requests.
  • Design Test scenarios, Test cases using Microsoft excel and upload it to HP Application Life Cycle Management (ALM) or Quality center (QC) scenario Walkthrough Sessions with Business Users, Tech team and responsible for getting sign-off before execution,
  • Creates a test approach, identifying scope of testing with risk-based approach for each feature or scope of work in a project effort identifying test environments, dependencies, constraints, prioritizing test cases and scheduling time for the testing.
  • Coordinate with system managers, Tech leads for the downstream, upstream systems and make environment ready for testing.
  • Execute SIT test scripts in HP Quality Center; perform Sanity check, Smoke test, System Integration test and do Regression testing for all OPICS Plus, FXP, RET, FXALL, BBG applications and sending daily status report to stakeholders.
  • Generate Defect report from HP ALM (Application lifecycle management) and run the triage meeting for SIT defects.
  • Coordinate with Vendor teams like Misys, Finastra, Thompson Reuters, FXALL and BBG support teams for the issues\defects encountered during testing. Provide demo to the vendor Tech team for the issues.
  • Retest the hotfixes or defect fix provided by vendor and perform regression testing to confirm the fix is working before handing it over to users for UAT.
  • Performing Regression, System Integration, Smoke, performance and UAT testing.
  • Perform back end application, reports testing by writing SQL queries using tools like Toad, Microsoft SQL Management Studio and fetching data from PL\SQL and ORACLE DB.
  • Validate SWIFT messages like MT103 (International Wire Transfer Message), MT202 (Fund Transfer between financial Institution), and MT300 (Foreign Exchange Confirmation) for foreign exchange transactions, wire transfers and interbank fund transfers.
  • Coordinate with both Onsite and Offshore test engineers regarding the System Integration Testing progress and responsible for ensuring high quality deliverables within the stipulated timeframes.
  • QC Admin activities like creating new projects in QC, adding users, removing users, updating projects as per request
  • Making recommendations on scope, timelines, and assists management with capacity planning. Forecasts and estimates testing related work.
  • Prepare Knowledge Management (KM) document and upload it in Confluence (collaboration software program like SharePoint) for the use of offshore teams.
  • Accountability across multiple functions and teams including facilitation/coordination with external customers and vendors, creating and executing complex tests across multiple platforms.
  • Engage in post-production validation and support.
  • Ensures test results are accurate, thorough and appropriately documented.
  • Responsible for coordinating project performance with the program manager.
  • Generating Daily Status Reports (DSR’s) and Weekly status reports (WSR’s) using Microsoft power point and reporting it to client. Highlighting the risks in the report related to project and provide mitigation plan to the project team.
  • Managing Resource Pool based on project timelines in Investment Banking and Markets area. Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in Organization.

Confidential, New York

Sr. QA Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating Scrum ceremonies like Daily Standup, Backlog refinement, Iteration Preplanning, retrospective etc.
  • Define test strategy for the System Integration, Functional, Regression, Security and End to End test.
  • Conduct and coordinate the testing activities with various teams like Business, Development and Offshore.
  • Participate in defining the project specific plans to manage project factors like Test Scope, Test Strategy, Schedule, Risk, Configuration, Defect etc. using the guidelines and templates provided by the process framework.
  • Perform Defect management, Triage and Prevention activities using the defect prevention plan
  • Verifying the flow into downstream systems.
  • Verification of data in the report with that in Database by running SQL queries
  • Preparation of test data to verify the flow of data to different module
  • Preparation of test Plan document.
  • Create Test data for testing based on requirements document and using Toad, SQL developer tools.
  • Coordinate with both Onsite and Offshore test engineers regarding the System Integration Testing progress and responsible for ensuring high quality deliverables within the stipulated timeframes.
  • Execute SIT test scripts in HP Quality Center; perform Sanity check, Smoke test, System Integration test and Regression testing for all module.
  • Coordinating and guiding the QA team across different geographical regions.
  • Helping the Development and QA team in understanding the Business Logic.
  • Conducting walk through session on the test Scenarios between QA and Business Users.
  • Extensive use of SQl for backend testing and data retrieval and comparing the result with the Business object report.
  • Point of Contact to resolve Production issue and helping business users in day to day support
  • Report verification using database, Excel Vlookup and synkronizer.
  • Holding regular interactions with Clients with respect to Test reports, Variance and suggestion.
  • Responsible for coordinating project performance with the QA program manager and for the timely and economic utilization of resources assigned to the project.
  • Contributes to the overall project plan, highlighting dependencies with other projects. Handle Project Change Request and handling issues on change requests.
  • Prepare Knowledge Management (KM) document and upload it on sharepoint for the use of QA,DEV and Prod support Team.
  • Single Point of contact regarding business related queries.
  • Generate Defect report from HP ALM (Application lifecycle management) and run the triage meeting for SIT defects.
  • Retest the hotfixes or defect fix provided by vendor and perform regression testing to confirm the fix is working before handing it over to users for UAT.
  • Responsible for sending daily/weekly execution and defect status.
  • Managing Resource Pool based on project timelines in Investment Banking and Markets area. Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in Organization.

Confidential, New York

Oracle Financial Functional Tester

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as a QA Analyst for Oracle e-Business Suite for the General Ledger financial Module
  • Preparation of test data to verify the flow of data to different module
  • Creating and Analyzing the data in Oracle EBS by creating the Transactions in GL module and Verifying the flow Into downstream systems.
  • Writing Test Scenarios/test Cases, Creating Traceability Matrix to map requirement with Scenarios.
  • Conducting walk through session on the test Scenarios between QA and Business Users.
  • Conducting defect Triage meeting.
  • Verification of data in the report with that in Database by running SQL queries
  • Was responsible to prepare test strategy for the performance enhancement of the rollup of data within different levels within a portfolio
  • Coordinating and guiding the QA team across different geographical regions.
  • Helping the Development and QA team in understanding the Business Logic.
  • Extensive use of SQl for backend testing and data retrieval and comparing the result with the Business bject report.
  • Report verification using database, Excel Vlookup and synkronizer.
  • Responsible for sending daily/weekly execution and defect status.

Confidential, New York

QA Lead

Environment: Linux,IBM RAD, Java J2EE,Quantrix 5.3,BO, Toad for Oracle,Selenium, Quality Center ALM 11.52, Agile Iterative Methodology, Business Object, Financial Domain.

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the requirements through Business requirement/Functional Specification and Use case document.
  • Tracking of all in-scope Business and Functional requirements through the Requirement Traceability Metrics.
  • Identifying scenarios to be automated and participation in automating the test cases using Selenium.
  • Define test strategy for the System Integration, Functional, Regression, Security and End to End test.
  • Conduct and coordinate the testing activities with various teams like Business, Development and Offshore.
  • Participate in defining the project specific plans to manage project factors like Test Scope, Test Strategy, Schedule, Risk, Configuration, Defect etc. using the guidelines and templates provided by the process framework.
  • Perform Defect management, Triage and Prevention activities using the defect prevention plan
  • Assess data needs for applications, interfaces, upstream and downstream applications
  • Work with Financial Modeling tool Quantrix to analyze and end to end test of the Financial Projection Data based on the set formula.
  • Providing application Demo to Business users and help them train on Quantrix
  • Use of SQl to compare the front end reports and Business object reports and Analyzing the XML file to verify the data in database with the Quantrix modeler
  • Helping Production support team in creating Standard Operating Procedure document (SOP).
  • Setup requirement/test plan, defect review and walk through meeting with manager and team.
  • Report testing using database and Excel Vlookup and synkronizer.
  • Holding regular interactions with Clients with respect to Test reports, Variance and suggestion
  • Participation in production release, helping Business users in creating smoke test plan.
  • Manage Onshore and Offshore test activities.

Confidential, New York

QA Lead, Product Owner /Business Analyst

Environment: s: Windows XP, Visual studio 2010, nHibernate, Silverlight 4, C#, c#.net, XAML, Toad for Sybase, Quality Center ALM 11.52,Business Object, Financial Domain.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with Business Users and technical system Analysts as an Active participants to understand the requirement and analyzing the requirement in terms of being complete and adequate.
  • Work with Business Users and Quality Assurance team to create User Acceptance Criteria, Test Plan.
  • Tracking of all in-scope Business and Functional requirements through the Requirement Traceability Metrics.
  • Providing estimations in terms of resources, time and testing effort.
  • Define test strategy for the System Integration, Functional, Regression, Security and End to End Test.
  • Conduct and coordinate the testing activities with various teams like Business, Development and Offshore.
  • Working as an SME and providing day to day production support to Europe, America and Asia Business users.
  • Extensive use of SQl for backend testing and data retrieval, manipulation to setup test data and to debug the production issue.
  • Perform Defect management, Triage and Prevention activities using the defect prevention plan
  • Assess data needs for applications, interfaces, upstream and downstream applications
  • Facilitate s & knowledge sharing sessions for team members on new/existing functionalities.
  • Create and share daily, weekly & Monthly status report with identified stakeholders.
  • Support the testing activities for issue simulation, debugging logs, querying database for data extraction.
  • Helping Production support team in creating Standard Operating Procedure document (SOP).
  • Participation in security audit and providing Demo to the Auditor.

Confidential, New York

QA Lead

Environment: s: Linux,IBM RAD, Java J2EE,Datastage, Toad for Sybase, Quality Center ALM 11.52,Business Object

Responsibilities:

  • End to end verification of the Functionalities.
  • Validating the mapping and integrity of data populated in the database
  • Working as an SME and providing day to day production support to Europe, America and Asia Business users.
  • Performing testing activities by Creating Test Plans, Test Cases, test data, Requirement traceability metrics, execution of test cases and Test Completion Reports.
  • Extensive use of SQl for backend testing and data retrieval, manipulation to setup test data and to debug the production issue.
  • Use of SQl to compare the front end reports and Business object reports
  • Analyzing Store procedure to debug the production issue and communicating with development team for L2 support.
  • Setup requirement/test plan, defect review and walkthrough meeting with manager and team.
  • Report testing using database and Excel Vlookup and synkronizer.
  • Regression, Integration and Functional testing as per change request.
  • Smoke testing in production environment after the release.
  • Responsible for sending daily/weekly execution and defect status.
  • Quality center Administrator and responsible for granting access, customization of defect Module as per requirement.

Confidential

Functional and DB Tester

Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the requirements through Functional specification and technical specification document.
  • Preparing the understanding document.
  • Creating Test Scenario and cases.
  • Writing SQL queries to validate the data from database to that of front end.
  • Executing test cases in Mercury Quality Centre.
  • Logging and verification of defects in Quality Centre.
  • Supporting Joint User Acceptance testing to onsite team members.
  • Co-ordination with teams at Dallas, Edinburg and Pune.
  • Participation in daily defect triage meeting.
  • Preparation of End of Phase document.
  • Maintaining daily Integration schedule.

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